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Bureau of Water Compliance & Enforcement

About Us
The Water Compliance & Enforcement program is responsible for ensuring compliance with the State's water programs. A particular focus is placed on inspections of wastewater discharge and community drinking water supply facilities.

What We Do
The Water Compliance & Enforcement program performs the following functions and supplies the following services:
  • Provides compliance assistance
  • Investigates complaints and notifications of unauthorized activities
  • Conducts inspections
  • Issues enforcement documents, both formal and informal, which may include assessed penalties for the Water Allocation Program, the Well Drillers Program, the Water Supply and Wastewater Licensing Act, and State-certified laboratories that fail to comply with the laboratory certification program requirements
  • Assists the Attorney General in developing enforcement cases and testifies in court
  • Negotiates compliance schedules and penalty settlements
  • Monitors compliance with all permits issued under the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System for surface water, ground water and indirect discharges to Publicly Owned Treatment Works

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